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Time to Update those Passwords

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog, we know we are a day late !

Ridgewood NJ, The first Thursday in May is World Password Day, which was originally created by Intel in 2013 as a global effort to address the critical need for strong, unique passwords and emphasize the importance of this first line of defense in securing information, networks, servers, devices, accounts, databases, files, and more against cyberattacks. This day also serves as a reminder to update and organize all recent passwords. Now more than ever before, many users are connected to the internet and access multiple accounts and services for business, including email, applications, and vendor websites. Users also have access to multiple personal accounts, such as email, social media, online banking, bill payment, utilities, healthcare, shopping, entertainment, food delivery, dating apps, and more. The increased use of online accounts and services, combined with users engaging in risky password management practices, puts both themselves and employers at risk of account compromise and data breaches. Therefore, it is important to practice good password hygiene to protect accounts and data, not just on World Password Day, but year-round.

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